Policy File Index is a resource for U.S. public policy research. Information is provided from public policy think tanks, nongovernmental organizations, research institutes, university centers, advocacy groups, and other entities. Foreign and domestic policy topics are included. Some records link directly to the full-text report, paper, document, or other source. Subject coverage includes social sciences, political science, public policy, international relations, public administration, and economics.
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Additional policy resources
The following websites contain policy information. There are many more think tanks, foundations, and policy institutes on the web, but be aware that many may have a bias towards one end of the political spectrum or the other. That doesn't mean you shouldn't cite them, but you should be aware that political bias may influence the policy recommendations they make or the way that they frame the issues. Take that bias into consideration when doing your research.
The National Academy of Public Administration is an independent, 501(c)(3) nonprofit, non-partisan organization established in 1967, to advance government practices through studies and projects held to the highest standards of efficiency and excellence
Pew Research Center is a nonpartisan fact tank that informs the public about the issues, attitudes and trends shaping the world. Pew conducts public opinion polling, demographic research, content analysis and other data-driven social science research and they do not take policy positions.
The Brookings Institution is a nonprofit public policy organization based in Washington, DC., whose mission is to conduct in-depth research that leads to new ideas for solving problems facing society at the local, national and global level.